2.03.2008

Back to the Great White North

Well, we did make it to Bowling Green on Thursday night. We made it in at about 9 o'clock, central time and didn't see a single flake on the way. Friday morning Gilbert reported 8 inches or so in Lafayette, so I guess leaving early was a good move.

Although only one of my three major weekend engagements worked out as planned (my play date had something come up and Melissa's boys were still being quarantined), it ended up being a great time. The Gibbs' daughter went to the play with me (My "kids" were fabulous, by the way; I was SO proud) and I was able to make some visits that I didn't think I would have time to make. We saw several people at the church office on Friday (we went for a visit with Auntie Sandra); then we had the chance to see the Fowlkes, the Millers, the Loftons, and half of the Hartfords on Saturday. I also had a visit with my friend Laura at Barnes and Noble and a quick chat with Margo J. in the Staples parking lot. Then, of course, church today allowed us to see just about everyone else, although it never affords the chance to visit for nearly long enough.

After lunch we trekked back into "The Great White North," and I mean this quite literally. Cole was gracious enough to grant us permission to travel all the way through with no stopping! He slept until Indiana and was satisfied after that with a couple of interesting toys, one package of fruit snacks, a canister of pineapple puffs, a roll of smarties, two crackers, a game of watching Mom turn the interior "ites" on and off several times, and some foot tickling from the front seat. We were greeted in Lafayette by about 6 inches of snow and really cold wind. Then we made it inside just before the rain started--much different from the gorgeous weekend weather in Bowling Green. I did learn this weekend, however, that I shouldn't complain. Many of you would trade weather with me for just one good snow day.

6 comments:

Terri said...

A canister of puffs, huh? Garrett loves those things too. Allison always wants some when I give them to Garrett. I once caught her throw the can across the room upon me entering it, thinking she wasn't supposed to eat them, she didn't want to get caught. I am glad you made it back safely. Cole is growing up so much!

Kate said...

Okay. He didn't eat the whole canister, but I sent the canister (about 1/4 full) back to him. I thought it might occupy him longer if he had to reach deep into it to get them out.

Melissa said...

HATE IT that we weren't able to get together and let the boys play and I HATE IT even more that we weren't able to get together and have some good girl talk. I am sooooo sorry! Until next time, love ya!

Zoe's Mommy said...

Ditto to Melissa's comment. I'm sorry that we weren't able to spend much time together and that on Sunday morning we couldn't chat longer...... Yes. Until next time, much LOVE from the Jones Girls.

Teresa Kimbel said...

It was so good to see you at church Sunday. Cole is a little boy now and not a toddler. I've heard nothing but good reports about Gilbert's preaching, and I'm so glad when I see the Lord working in people's lives. You are great examples of listening to the Spirit and going where He leads you. Love you much!

Dana said...

We were so happy to have you. We're already looking forward to the next visit. I think I'll just have a key made for you;-)